This Weeks New Podcasts from NHR

It’s been a busy week on the NHR podcasts.

Gareth Howell, Andrea West and Sophie West from NUH Pantomime “Aladdin”

Shane Richie

NHR Sport weekly highlights show.

There are loads of other great podcasts available from NHR, just search for Nottingham Hospitals Radio on your favourite Podcast provider or go to our podcasts page


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Christmas Advent

Nottingham Hospitals radio excited to bring you ‘Christmas Advent 2023’

Working with the NUH arts co-ordinator and a number of local schools we bring you festive music from the pupils.

Thanks to The Becket School, Colonel Frank Seeley Academy, Edwalton Primary School, George Spencer Academy and Bramcote College and especially their pupils for submitting pieces for us to play out.

Listen in at 10:00 am on the 14 & 15th December and 19th-22nd December to hear their work.

You can listen on your bedside unit, NHR Radio, online at or on the MyTuner Radio app.

Merry Christmas from all at NHR

Ukraine Concert

Ukraine Concert

East Midlands male voice choirs to sing shoulder to shoulder for Ukraine

On Sunday 1 May at 7.00pm, seven East Midlands choirs will come together for a unique joint concert at St Paul’s Church, Daybrook in aid of the crisis in Ukraine.  Following a suggestion to use our voices and hold a massed choir concert in aid of Ukraine from a member of Bestwood MVC just a couple of weeks ago, the proposal was soon enthusiastically taken up by 6 other choirs.

Bestwood MVC will be joined by Carlton MVC, Eastwood Collieries MVC, Mansfield & District MVC, Radcliffe-on-Trent MVC, Sandiacre MVC and South Notts. Men’s Chorus for this very special event featuring over 100 voices.

Owing to limited seating capacity, admission will be by ticket only, priced at £11.50, with an additional retiring collection to raise as much money as possible to help with this massive humanitarian disaster.

For tickets please visit Eventbrite at

Or for those unable to attend, donations can be made at the Just Giving page


July the 19th – NUH Updates

On Monday 19th July 2021, the Covid restrictions are changing.

However, please be aware that the rules in the NUH Hospitals (QMC, City & Ropewalk House) remain largely unchanged.

We’d like to share a couple of the hospitals Infographics here as a little reminder.


NUH Visiting 19072021

Don’t forget, We have regular request shows, so if you want to send the gift of music, just let us know by visiting our request page here

Volunteer Award

Volunteer Of The Year Awards

Did you know that Nottingham University Hospitals has approximately 1,000 volunteers that help out in so many ways?

Those friendly faces that meet and greet you at the entrances of the hospitals, Ward meal time volunteers, Touch point cleaners, Gardeners and so many, many more.

They provide a valuable and much needed contribution to the the hospital, patients and staff.

The Volunteer of the Year award celebrates one of our volunteers that has gone the extra mile. Nominations can be submitted by both patients, volunteers and staff, and can be for any of our volunteers.

Nominations are open until August when they will be reviewed by external judges.

If you want to say thank you to any of the NUH Volunteers then use the button below to link through to the nomination form on the hospital website.

Winners will be announced in September.


Henri and Teddy


A story about Cookies that you really want!

Henri (Aged 6) loves baking cookies and muffins. Helped by mum Grace and brother Teddy (Aged 8), they decided to bake some individually wrapped cookies and set up a stall outside their house so that the public could buy them. All to help the NHS.

It all started at the beginning of lockdown as Henri baked cookies and cakes and was doing doorstep deliveries to relatives.

Once the idea was formed, they set up a stall outside the house and posted it on social media. At just £1 a cookie, the demand was great with people often putting in more than the required amount. So much so, they made a total of £160!

They got in contact with ward F22, who said that they would love some rainbow badges for the team so that they would remember each other when they returned to their normal wards and duties. (The team on F22 were pulled together from various wards and departments due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

After speaking with a local badge maker, they got the badges made and sent them off to the hospital.

The ward team were so touched by the efforts and the badges that they sent a thank you card back. Henri and Teddy also got a badge and a key ring made for them.

All this was done under the watchful eye of sister Olive (8 months).

Here at NHR, we think this such a great story of people of all ages wanting to do something to help both the NHS and the community. Great work folk!


Henri, Teddy and mum Grace explain what they did

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Why note Donate here

Or perhaps Volunteer with us

Recover Tree


It is really important right now to remain positive. There is so much bad news that positivity is essential. Bring on the Recover-tree.

Becca Fitch and the team on F18 at the QMC have created what they are calling a ‘Recover-Tree’.

Quite simply, it is a tree on the wall, and each leaf represents someone who has recovered from COVID-19 in the care of the wards. As a result, there is a positive feeling and a target to aim for.

Becca tells NHR’s Rajiv about the Recover-Tree

Becca was assisted by the ward teams with a special callout for Leanne Brown and Charlotte Turner.

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Why not consider Donating

Or Volunteering

F22 Paper Flowers

F22 – Cheering and Coping

F22 at the QMC is currently acting as the COVID HCOP ward. That can be a pretty tough place to be for both patients and staff.

In order to cope and to help patients and families, Lisa has been teaching her fellow colleagues how to make paper flowers (real ones aren’t allowed).

In an interview with Rajiv Hasan from NHR, she tells how this helps the staff and the patients.

As well as this, they use donated blankets and soft toys to provide a warmer more homely environment as well as a keepsake for the families.

Listen to the interview here

Lisa from F22 tells how they keep busy and make the patients more comfortable.

Lisa also tells of how music is so important and how they maintain a board which they record the patients music tastes on so that we at NHR can play them out on air.

NHR is a registered Charity – If you would like to Donate – Click here